Linda Bersche

Executive Director


Linda was born and raised in Norwalk, where she graduated from Norwalk High School. She then attended Bowling Green State University where she earned a degree in Fine Art. She currently is a member of the Norwalk Lions Club, serves on the board of Artist Open Studio, and is treasurer of Norwalk Public Schools Alumni Association. She has been married to her husband, Jim, for 18 years and has two sons, Zak and Derek. She has been working for the United Fund for 35 years, first as the Assistant to the President, and now as Executive Director.

Office Staff


Taylor Russo


After growing up in Huron, Taylor attended Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University graduating in 2016. During her college years she worked 2 jobs and was hired by the United Fund in July 2017. Her interests include decorating and renovating her house, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.    


Casandra Murray


Casandra works in reception and support for the United Fund office. She is the co-author of two workbooks designed for academic success and Behavioral Parenting. Her interests include volunteering for Reach Our Youth, nature walks, gardening and reading an excellent book. 


John has been volunteering for the United Fund for many years. First serving on the Board of Directors for over 30 years and now volunteers once a week in the United Fund office helping with our banking, tax forms and payroll, etc. John is the former Auditor of Huron County, where he served for 33 years. He currently resides in Monroeville with his wife Donna. Together they have three children: Kathy, Marie, and John.

Ann was officially assigned the role of Assistant Treasurer in 2013 and has been in the office once or twice a week since, helping with deposits and receipts. Ann has been a board member & volunteer for many years. She retired from KeyBank in May 2013, where she had worked a month short of 40 years. Ann enjoys traveling, gardening and playing cards.

Sharlene volunteers in the office once a week on Wednesdays, and has been since April 2015. She is wonderful at helping us get organized and getting projects done. Sharlene has lived in Norwalk for 42 years, with her husband Russ. They have 2 sons, Randy and Scott, and 5 grand-kids. Sharlene enjoys spending time with her grand-kids, volunteering, and sewing.